Sunday, February 10, 2013

Finally binding the birthday quilt!

Well, I'm down to the wire here.  I put the quilt on the frame Friday afternoon and started quilting it.  I got it finished  Saturday night after the grandbaby left. I finished quilting it around 11:00 and took it off the frame...I cut the binding today and sewed it on. Now, I'm hand stitching the binding to the back.  I've already made the label and hopefully, I'll get this one done by tonight or tomorrow afternoon.  Her birthday is tomorrow!  Talk about cutting it close!  I went ahead and cut the borders for the 2nd quilt that will be just like this one and I cut some of the binding strips. I found out I didn't have enough fabric so will be making another trip to the shop for more.  Since I did this, I do not have enough now for a pillowcase like I wanted,  but that's ok.  When I get more fabric, I'll make one then and give it to her late.  I've enjoyed making this one, even with the deadline.  I quilted this with loops and hearts.  Some of my hearts look like leaves instead of hearts but hopefully, my eight year old granddaughter will still think they are hearts!  I'm linking up with Kathy of Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitch Sunday and I'm going to turn the TV on and watch some of the show's I've recorded and enjoy stitching. I hope you have a restful Sunday afternoon too. Happy Stitchining!


10 comments:

Deborah Hamilton said...

It turned out wonderful. She is going to love it.

Lesley said...

It's a beautiful quilt! She will love it!

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt! You are in the home stretch! Good Luck!

Quilter Kathy said...

Phew...that is cutting it close! Great job on the finish...enjoy the stitching! Don't you love those binding clips?!?
Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

KaHolly said...

Whew! You're almost there!! Great job!

Deb A said...

Good for you for hitting the deadline. She is going to love her quilt. Me... I missed my deadline twice but have a very understanding 5 year old.... waiting for his quilt!

Jane Galley said...

She will love it, and the pillowcase will be an extra surprise when it comes

lillianscupboard said...

There's nothing like a quilt from grandma.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Elly D said...

I hope you got finished for your Granddaughter's birthday today :) Happy Birthday to her!!

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